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Action To Be Taken Against Employer Who Abused Maid

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KUALA LUMPUR – The government will ensure that appropriate action is taken against the employer who allegedly abused an Indonesian maid resulting in her death, so that justice is served. While expressing her sadness and sympathies for the victim, Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the government would not…

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‘Canned Sardines And Eggs’ Stigma At Flood Relief Centres Overcome

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PASIR MAS – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry has overcome the stigma “of providing only canned sardines and eggs” to evacuees at the flood relief centres. Its minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the ministry had appointed 59 suppliers in Kelantan to provide daily essentials including fresh produce like chicken and fish…

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Tudung Ban On Hotel Workers A Violation Of Women’s Rights

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PUTRAJAYA – The tudung (headscarf) ban on Muslim hotel staff is a violation of women’s rights, says Women, Family and Community Development Minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. She said the move was against the Convention on the Elimination of all Forms of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW). “I was shocked with the news (on the…

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KPWKM Will Work With Any Agency To Study Divorce Issues

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry (KPWKM) will cooperate with any agency to conduct a study on the issue of rising divorce cases in the country, said its minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. She said it was unreasonable to blame any party on the causes of divorce without finding out the real…

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SC To Discuss Issues On Bullying, Unwed Young Mothers

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PUTRAJAYA – The Social Council, chaired by Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Ahmad Zahid Hamidi, will discuss issues on bullying and unwed young mothers at its meeting this month in a concerted effort to address the problem. Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim  said she had informed the deputy…

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Amendments To Domestic Violence Act To Be Tabled Monday

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KUALA LUMPUR – The Women, Family and Community Development Ministry will table the amendments to the Domestic Violence Act 1994 (Amendment 2012) for the first reading in the Dewan Rakyat, tomorrow. Its minister, Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said the amendments were aimed at giving overall justice to family members experiencing violence not just physically,…

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120 Names Currently Listed In Convicted Child Offender Registry

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LUNDU – The Ministry of Women, Family and Community Development has come out with a registry of convicted child offenders to help employers run a background check on their potential workers. Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim said, at present, the registry contained the name of some 120 convicted offenders. Speaking to reporters after launching…

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Social Workers Act To Be Introduced – Rohani

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PUTRAJAYA – The Social Worker’s Act will be introduced to ensure the competency and professionalism of social workers in carrying out work in various fields, said Women, Family and Community Development Minister Datuk Seri Rohani Abdul Karim. She said the act has been drafted with consideration of the views of stakeholders including the media before…

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